Standard & Poors, the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, has lowered its investment-grade ratings on Harley-Davidson Inc., citing lower sales and profits because of a challenging retail motorcycle environment.Consumers have
DUCATI HAVE unveiled two new special-edition versions of their 1198 superbike at this year's Milan Show and Visordown's man has fired back the first images of the 180bhp beasts.Dubbed the 1198S and 1198R Corse Special Edition, the 2010 machines will feature: aluminium fuel tank, ...
POLICE IN TEXAS have arrested a couple in connection with the disappearance of a credit card from the body of a man killed in a motorcycle crash in August.It's reported, Michelle Dalco and George West were involved in the fatal crash but survived
FOLLOWING completion of the initial phase of Donington Park’s ongoing redevelopment programme, the Parkland circuit has released tickets for its 2009 calendar of events – and prices from 2008 have been frozen to help enthusiasts beat the credit
AS DEMAND for used motorcycles continues to be slow and currenteconomic conditions display little sign of improvement, dealers arecautious of placing overly optimistic prices on second-hand stock, wary of losing potential sales to competitors.In a recent trade survey, 79 per cent...
on track to exceed 140,000 PTW registrations for the second year in succession.“On the one hand, people are increasingly concerned about the economy. Rising prices, worries about the housing market and the credit crunch are making people feel uneasy about
Jerry Burgess gets up at 5am on a race weekend. He heads for the computer, switches it on and combs the data, seeking something that might give Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1 a microsecond's advantage on the track. He's 50 years old, but he's the first of the Gauloises team to ...
lesser size, we need the same kind of tools if we are to successfully overcome this downturn.“Another pressing issue to resolve remains the limited access to credit due to the non-functioning of the financial market. Action must be now taken without
RECENT FIGURES released by Japan's automotive industry has shown the country's overall motorcycle production dropped by a whopping 42.8 per cent in February, compared to the same month for the previous year.Motorcycle production in February 2009 stands at 72,719 units, compared w...
HONDA ARE forecasting a worldwide drop in bike sales as the global credit crisis takes a hold on the motoring industry, according to a top Honda executive.Tatsuhiro Oyama, chief operating officer for Honda's motorcycle operations, told Reuters news
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